Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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Type of Event Ocean Storm - Typhoon
Location of Event The Philippines
Date of Charter Activation 08 November 2013
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the Event

Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall over the central Philippines at 04:40, local time. At least four people have been killed so far and it is estimated that 12 million in 20 provinces could be affected.

The category five storm brought winds as strong as 314 km/h and analysts believe it may be one of the strongest storms to make landfall in recorded history.

Among the worst affected areas were the central islands of Leyte and Samar and made landfall over the eastern Visayas. From there it moved in an easterly direction and is expected to head north toward Vietnam and China over the coming days.

The storm left widespread damage in its wake across the Philippine islands, with power lines cut off and roads blocked by fallen debris and trees. Some buildings reportedly collapsed under the strong winds, with wooden houses particularly susceptible to the storm.

The Philippines was still recovering from the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Bohol on 15 October, causing further misery to the island nation.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Number of damaged houses - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Estimated economic impact - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Agriculture and infrastructure estimated economic impact - Typhoon Haiyan

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Damaged structures in Cabolan, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Limon, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Potot, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Julita, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Managasnas, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/2010

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/04/2013
Post-disaster: 13/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Dulag, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damage to Chindolan Island, Palawan, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 15/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Capocaan, Leyte Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 06/11/2012 and 11/11/2013
WorldView-2: 24/09/210

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damage to Tacloban oil depot, Tacloban City, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damage assessment map
Cebu / Medellin, Philippines

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Damage assessment map
Cebu / Daanbantayan, Philippines

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Geographic Reference Map
Cebu North / Daanbantayan and Medellin, Philippines

Source: AsiaPop 2013

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Medellin area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Talisay area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Maya area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Daanbantayan, Cebu Island, Maya area, Philippines

Source: Pleiades-1B

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Bantayan Island, Sillon area, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Comparative map of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

Source: GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2

Acquired: GeoEye-1: 23/02/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

 

Comparative map of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

Source: GeoEye-1 and WorldView-2

Acquired: GeoEye-1: 23/02/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

 

Number of damaged houses as of 13 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Phillippines

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (South), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (North), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (South), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Damage assessment map
San Remigio (North), Philippines

Source: Pleiades and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pleiades: 02/09/2013 and 14/11/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright Pleiades © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Damaged structures in Bentiqui, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Isabel, Leyte, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Situation map
Malapascua island, Philippines

Source: SPOT-6

Acquired: 14/11/2013

Copyright Astrium Services 2013 - All rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Marikaban area, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Bantayan City, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster impact map
Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 and 2

Acquired: WorldView-1: 08/08/2012
WorldView-2: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Number of damaged houses as of 12 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Phillippines

Source: ESRI, NOAA, NDRRMC

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Destruction in Sulangan, Bantayan Island, Philippines

View the full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Damaged structures in Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Philippines

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Bogo City - Damage assessment map - Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 / RapidEye

Acquired: RapidEye: 23/04/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
RapidEye © BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Bogo City - Damage assessment map - Philippines

Source: WorldView-1 / RapidEye

Acquired: RapidEye: 23/04/2013
WorldView-1: 11/11/2013

Copyright WorldView-1 © European Space Imaging 2013
RapidEye © BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Cebu/Bogo City reference map - Philippines

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: 20/01/2013 and 23/04/2013

Copyright BlackBridge 2013
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

 

Destruction in Madredijos, Bantayan Island, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 11/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Destruction in Dulag Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Destruction in Luntad Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Destruction in Tacloban City, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Destruction in Tabontabon Town, Leyte Province, Philippines

View full report (PDF)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 10/11/2013

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flash update of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Source:

Acquired:

Copyright Map produced by ASEAN

 

Situation map of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Source:

Acquired:

Copyright Copyright, European Union, 2013
Map created by EC-JRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Results

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View the DLR/ZKI rapid mapping page for this event.

View the SERTIT rapid mapping page for this event.

Pléiades imagery to help rescue efforts following Typhoon Haiyan